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FIM-92 STINGER MAN PORTABLE AIR-DEFENSE SYSTEM - Sgt. Zane Pettibone and Spc. Svenson Albert, a Stinger Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) team with 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conduct engagement sequences and the 13 critical checks of the Stinger Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS), as part of the multinational live-fire training exercise Shabla 19, June 11, 2019. Shabla 19 is designed to improve readiness and interoperability between the Bulgarian Air Force, Navy and Land Forces, and the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Europe. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Thomas Mort)

The war in Ukraine continues; can the U.S. defense-industrial base keep up?


A combine harvests wheat, Aug. 5, 2021, near Pullman, Wash. How to prevent food insecurity and skyrocketing prices globally as Russia continues its war in Ukraine will be the marquee topic of discussion at the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Washington can ease food inflation and global food shortages




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What’s driving the free-speech crisis on college campuses

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Could McDonald's bring down Putin?

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Biden needs to reverse damaging agenda

New inflation data show annualized inflation persistently above 8%, with inflation over the past 3 months running at almost 10%.

FILE - Cars line up at a Sunoco gas station offering high-level ethanol-gasoline blends at a cost below regular gasoline, on April 13, 2022, in Delray Beach, Fla. Just as Americans gear up for summer road trips, the price of oil remains stubbornly high, pushing prices at the gas pump to painful heights. AAA said Tuesday, May 10, 2022, drivers are paying $4.37 for a gallon of regular gasoline. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)

Ethanol and Inflation

Let's overlook the devastating impact that biofuel production has on our surface and groundwater. Let's forget about the loss of tens of millions of acres of natural habitat and its calamitous impact on local and migrating biodiversity. Let's instead focus on the economics of biofuel subsidies and how it contributes to rising food and fuel prices.

President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Biden's six-day trip to South Korea and Japan aims to build rapport with the Asian nations’ leaders. Biden will also be trying to send an unmistakable message to China that Russia’s faltering invasion of Ukraine should give Beijing pause about its own saber-rattling in the Pacific. Biden departs Thursday and is set to meet newly elected South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

When Biden and Pelosi served in Congress during the Roosevelt administration

When I was a child my parents knew a woman who would come and stay with my brothers and sisters and me on the extremely rare occasion that both my Mom and Dad were away at the same time. Mom was a full-time Mom so this nearly never occurred, but once in a blue moon, my parents would allow themselves a romantic getaway from their five children. The woman who watched us went on to her eternal reward long ago but out of respect, I will not call her by her real name. For this column, she will be Margaret.

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Monetary malpractice at the Federal Reserve

If the economy slips into recession, you can "thank" the Federal Reserve. All around the country is the economic detritus of its monetary malfeasance.

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'America First' is America at its best

As former Trump Administration national security officials who deeply believe in an America First approach to U.S. national security policy, we strongly object to the May 14 Washington Post editorial, "'America First' is America at its worst."

This Jan. 14, 2013, file photo shows a gavel sitting on a desk inside a courtroom.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) **FILE**

Law students are not OK: The legal profession's leftward lean

Equality under the law is a bedrock principle of our society and our legal system -- or at least it used to be. But the pursuit of the equality of outcomes under the guise of "equity" has been embraced by the American Bar Association.

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The plastic bottle ban bust

In recent months, voters in several Cape Cod towns have made moves that could signal a sea change in the direction of environmental policy.

High gas prices are seen in front of a medical billboard Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

New month, same high inflation numbers

Last week, CPI data released by the Labor Department shows inflation is running rampant. The Consumer Price Index surged 8.3% since last year -- surpassing economist expectations -- and remains around a forty-year high. To top it off, gas prices also hit a new high this week, at $4.43 per gallon.

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